What are the most Dangerous Jobs in America?

It’s Workplace Wellness Month and what better way to celebrate than a rundown of the most dangerous jobs in America? Some of the occupations on the list are no surprise — yeah, we kind of knew law enforcement was dangerous work. But there are some surprises.

Top 5 most dangerous jobs in America:

  1. Laborers
  2. Nursing aids, orderlies and attendants
  3. Janitors
  4. Truck Drivers
  5. Police Officers

Together, these five occupations account for 20% of all non-fatal workplace injuries. Most of the injuries are musoskelatal — every thing from broken bones, strained muscles, repetitive stress injuries and the like.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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